City of Boston

Paralegal (LAW)

Posted Date 2 weeks ago(9/12/2022 12:42 PM)
Req ID
2022-22827
Dept
Law Department
Position
Regular Full-Time
Location
Law Law
Salary Min
50,911.37
Salary Max
75,990.30
Union
EXM
Openings
1
Posting End Date
3/4/2023
Contact Email
patricia.downs@boston.gov

Overview:

Brief Job Description:

 

The City of Boston Law Department provides legal services to the Mayor, City Council, and City departments regarding their official capacities within the City government. Our office has been in continuous existence for 180 years and under the sole authority of the Corporation Counsel for 125 years. The Corporation Counsel has supervisory authority over all City attorneys and legal affairs and is responsible for all litigation to which the City of Boston is a party.

 

Under the direction of the Corporation Counsel and the supervision of the Legal Advisor, the City of

Boston seeks a Paralegal to provide support to the Boston Public Facilities Department (PFD) and Public Facilities Commission (PFC) Legal team. The Paralegal will research points of law, write legal memoranda, compile documents, file, and perform such other duties as assigned.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepares documents and cases necessary for specific court hearings. Prepare documents and research legal issues on cases and in preparation of court proceedings.
  • Sorts, analyzes, organizes, and archives data pertaining to PFD/PFC matters and cases.
  • Updates and supports the PFD/PFC Legal team via reports and other correspondence specific to the issues and cases.
  • Assists in drafting legal motions, discovery requests, witness preparation, trial preparations, and court proceedings.
  • Attends meetings with members of the PFD/PFC Legal team and assist in responding to any inquiries. Assist in administrative review and tasks pertaining to contracts, change orders, and amendments.
  • Assists in administrative review and tasks pertaining to PFC vote requests. Maintain a positive working relationship with the City, courts, and other parties as directed.
  • Responds promptly and appropriately to requests for assistance on additional projects. Be receptive to new ideas and respond to changing conditions and departmental needs.
  • Perform related work as required.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree preferred.
  • Studying toward Juris Doctorate Degree a plus.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Highly motivated self-starter.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and Westlaw a plus.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job Strong interpersonal, organizational, oral, and written communication skills.

Boston Residency Required.

 

Terms:

Union/Grade/Salary Plan: Non-Union/MM2 -4

Hours per week: 35

 

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